I’ve made these coconut slices thinking about a popular treat found in Brazil called Cocada (more info and pronunciation here).
The original version is basically fresh coconut flakes cooked with sugar (a truckload), but here I am bringing to you a low carb version!
Yep, you read it right, sugar-free and super delicious! One of my favourite healthy treat options, hands down.
- ⅓ cup of coconut butter, softened
- ⅓ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon of honey (or any sweetener you like – optional, depending on your taste)
- In a bowl mix together coconut butter, coconut flakes and honey (remember, honey is optional).
- In case your coconut butter is too hard, just microwave it for a few seconds to soften a bit.
- Spread the resulting mixture on a baking sheet, creating a rectangular shape that should be roughly 1cm tall.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes ⏰ and then slice it into small square shapes to serve.
- It’s DONE! 🎉
Did you know? The word cocada is basically derived from the word coconut (in Portuguese just “coco”, the fruit), but added a suffix to indicate something made from coconut.
This treat is popular in many other Latin American countries, not only Brazil, such as Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile.
Some traditional recipes might include eggs or even other fruits, to change the final colour of the sweet.
For example, guava can be added to the ingredients to create beautiful red coconut slices.
* Note: net carb count = total carbs - fiber. Carb count is estimated based on the products I used.
Always check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.